A. Thomas SkallasPartner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Tom primarily serves as counsel to closely held international and domestic businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, service, consulting, oil and gas, wholesale, construction and retail industries from their inception, as their needs grow and change, through their final disposition. He counsels these entities on a broad range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, sales, complex tax planning, international operations, banking, insurance, contractual, employee and asset protection strategies. Tom graduated from the DePaul University School of Law with a J.D. and an L.L.M. in Taxation, DePaul University with an M.B.A. in Finance and received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
As President, Tom serves as the principal executive officer and supervises the business and affairs of the Association. Tom also presides over all Business Meetings and performs all duties incident to the office of the President and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors. Tom also serves as liaison to the Nominating and Annual Banquet Committees.